U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-GA, joined Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, in leading efforts to slam Chinese social media company TikTok for “spreading terrorist propaganda and antisemitic content” surrounding Hamas’ attack on Israel. U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-GA, was also among the 25 signers on the letter that was sent to TikTok CEO Shou Chew demanding action and answers.
According to Carter, the letter comes as videos on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-connected platform with the hashtag #freepalestine received 946 million views in a 30-day period. More than half of those views came from young adults ages 18-24. At the same time, Carter said, a trend glorifying Osama Bin Laden and the September 1, 2001, attack on Americans garnered millions of views, demonstrating the app’s influence over young users.
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